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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 67,585 People

    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    I've been feeling really depressed this week

    and idk why. I just feel alone and actually have had suicidal thoughts again
    Stillmatic97 Stillmatic97 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    phaselove86 phaselove86 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    this is been going on

    for years now but it doesn't help that my family is having one big ******* contest to see who gets the family my little niece I don't believe any of them deserve her they can't take care of themselves
    sweetblackcat98 sweetblackcat98 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 15 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    It's funny, not a single one of the people I

    consider "my friends" on here asked me how I was after I posted a few depressing posts and even one about suicide. I know it's not their job nor do I usually care, but when strangers give more of a **** than my "friends" it's pretty sad.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 mins ago

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    I'm angry, I'm angry at the limitations my

    disability has on me. I'm angry that my wonderful and loving parents never knew how to deal with someone who is hard of hearing.im angry that I am lacking when it comes to my peers. I'm angry that due to my limitations, and as intelligent as I am, my brain still process...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    mpm1913 mpm1913 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I have been battling severe depression

    for ages now and the other day I decided I need to do something but I just cant face going to the doctors and talking about it especially since im not an open person about whats going on in my head so I decided to try st johns wort its only my first day using it but im worried...
    ymasxatl ymasxatl 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    I dont know what it means EXACTLY to be

    "depressed"...... Never experienced depression and was wondering if someone could explain it to me?
    JaspersMusix JaspersMusix 18-21, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't know what has been wrong with me these

    last couple of weeks or so. I have just been wanting to cry and scratch at the smallest things. Not to mention, for almost a week now, I have been getting major headaches at some point during the day. They suck!!!
    drummergrl06 drummergrl06 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I really do not know what to do anymore.

    At home I am constantly berated by my mother for "not moving forward" with my depression. She just told me how disappointing as a son and useless I am. The problem is that I have nowhere to go, nowhere to escape to. She threatens to kick me out and berates me everyday. I don't...
    TheLoneHowl96 TheLoneHowl96 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    Sometimes, while walking

    or doing anything really, I wish something would happen where I get physically hurt.... Just so I can feel alive .-.
    JustSomeDewd JustSomeDewd 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I thought it had quietened down,

    gone somewhere else for awhile, buts it's come back. I want to cut myself again but I can't for fear someone would see them. I really don't know what to do. I go to school and I'm fine, my mind is distracted. Then I get home and it's like a bombshell pressing down on me. I can't...
    flower300 flower300 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 33 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Sometimes I randomly feel very unsatisfied

    or unhappy for no apparent reason. At some points it gets so severe that I cry (although this is rarely). I usually get over these spells fairly quickly though. But while they're happening, it hurts quite a bit.
    keelay9947 keelay9947 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    I ever wonder if I ever be happy

    and can I go at lest one day with out feeling down and if I ever have friends or gf and not feel so hole all I want to be is happy but it maybe not meant to be
    thebigscottishguy thebigscottishguy 22-25, M 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    jeanchie23 jeanchie23 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Yeah I'm back at square one.

    Thought I could fight it off but it's here again. That utterly dark place that takes over me from time to time. I've just realized that it's probably gonna be like this forever and I see no point in fighting it anymore. I should probably just go with it this time.
    StEaMa StEaMa 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    .. My purpose? As I walk through these crazed

    walls in my home I ponder this very question. I even tend to speak aloud with a rash and vivacious tone. Why do I speak aloud? Even though these unseemly walls have no ears, no face that scrunches in disdain at every sentence or brain to comprehend my chaotic rants.. They are...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 13 Responses Mar 18

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    The only thing that keeps me going is my mom,

    grandma, and (don't judge me) smosh
    silverxrose silverxrose 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's weird sometimes I'm

    so happy that it almost seems so unreal. Then out of no where it just hits me. I literally alienate myself from everyone and everything and I just start to cry and sometimes it's just for a moment and sometimes it's for days. I'll lay and bed and just curl up into a ball and cry...
    Chibiiiii Chibiiiii 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Anyone who have seen my posts here know how bad

    off I was a few months back. I was extremely miserable and suicidal. I'm doing much better despite no meds or anything. I've simply kept up my meditations and become more disciplined in my lucid dreams. I had an out of body experience during meditation last week and its changed...
    fallenstar23 fallenstar23 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Nothing ever works out

    for me I mean I don't understand why I still continue to try. Every time someone hurts me the only one I can blame is myself because I need to know my place in this world. I'm not the one who's meant to be happy or loving I'm the one who has to be there for others yet no one for...
    Saddphotographer Saddphotographer 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Nothing is going right

    for me. I can't feel better. I tried getting help and the first phychiatrist/therapist I had was a total jerk. I was supposed to see another one yesterday but he wasn't there and I now have to wait another month. I'm barely hanging on. I got blades to hurt myself and I am...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    --Suicide isn't about wanting to die-- Someone

    can have all the potential in the world. They can be a prodigy with incredible talent. They can have a lot of other things too - money, beauty, and a thousand pieces of gold. But if they're not happy inside... People don't lose their desire to be alive because they don't have...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses